Although the Santa Barbara Zoo
's popular annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, is canceled this year due to COVID-19, guests can still get into the spirit with Spooky Zoo
, an outdoor Halloween spell-ebration from October 16–31!
Guests are encouraged to wear their costumes and experience Spooky Zoo any time during the two-week period. Families can discover frightfully fun decor and themed photo opps while visiting their favorite animals. Tasty treats and boo-zy adult beverages will also be available for purchase.
Spooky Zoo is free with Zoo admission or Zoo Membership; online reservations are required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 while in the Zoo; no costume head or face masks permitted. Keep costumes child-friendly: no gore or realistic weapons. The Zoo will be open for regular operating hours in line with the modified COVID-19 safety measures, including limited capacity. To make reservations for Spooky Zoo, click here
Spooky Zoo is generously sponsored by Cottage Urgent Care, California State University Channel Islands, Montecito Bank & Trust, Northern Trust, and Community West Bank. The Zoo is seeking additional sponsorships to help recover from financial hardships due to the COVID-19 closure earlier this year. For more information, please contact Lauren Winnewisser at [email protected]